From con- ‎(together) + ferō ‎(I bear).



cōnferō ‎(present infinitive cōnferre, perfect active contulī, supine collātum); third conjugation, irregular

  1. I bring or collect together, gather; unite, join.
  2. I bring together, set in opposition, oppose, match.
  3. I bring together in thought, compare, contrast.
  4. I consult, confer, consider, deliberate, talk over.
  5. I compress, abridge, condense, sum up.
  6. I bear, carry, convey, direct, take, bring.
  7. I devote, apply, employ, direct, bestow upon, confer, grant.
  8. I change, transform, turn, metamorphose.
  9. I refer, ascribe, attribute, impute, throw blame, lay to the charge of.
  10. I transfer, defer, put off, postpone, refer.


   Conjugation of confero (third conjugation, irregular, suppletive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnferō cōnfers cōnfert cōnferimus cōnfertis cōnferunt
imperfect cōnferēbam cōnferēbās cōnferēbat cōnferēbāmus cōnferēbātis cōnferēbant
future cōnferam cōnferēs cōnferet cōnferēmus cōnferētis cōnferent
perfect contulī contulistī contulit contulimus contulistis contulērunt, contulēre
pluperfect contuleram contulerās contulerat contulerāmus contulerātis contulerant
future perfect contulerō contuleris contulerit contulerimus contuleritis contulerint
passive present cōnferor cōnferris, cōnferre cōnfertur cōnferimur cōnferiminī cōnferuntur
imperfect cōnferēbar cōnferēbāris, cōnferēbāre cōnferēbātur cōnferēbāmur cōnferēbāminī cōnferēbantur
future cōnferar cōnferēris, cōnferēre cōnferētur cōnferēmur cōnferēminī cōnferentur
perfect collātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect collātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect collātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnferam cōnferās cōnferat cōnferāmus cōnferātis cōnferant
imperfect cōnferrem cōnferrēs cōnferret cōnferrēmus cōnferrētis cōnferrent
perfect contulerim contulerīs contulerit contulerīmus contulerītis contulerint
pluperfect contulissem contulissēs contulisset contulissēmus contulissētis contulissent
passive present cōnferar cōnferāris, cōnferāre cōnferātur cōnferāmur cōnferāminī cōnferantur
imperfect cōnferrer cōnferrēris, cōnferrēre cōnferrētur cōnferrēmur cōnferrēminī cōnferrentur
perfect collātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect collātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnfer cōnferte
future cōnfertō cōnfertō cōnfertōte cōnferuntō
passive present cōnferre cōnferiminī
future cōnfertor cōnfertor cōnferuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cōnferre contulisse collātūrus esse cōnferrī collātus esse collātum īrī
participles cōnferēns collātūrus collātus cōnferendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
cōnferre cōnferendī cōnferendō cōnferendum collātum collātū

Related termsEdit



  • confero” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • conferre” on page 242/2 of Jan Frederik Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (1976)
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